An herb entry from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.

 

Agrimony - Agrimonia eupatoria - family: Rosaceae (Rose Family).

This charming member of the Rose family has been used as a medicinal herb for many centuries. It is a rhizome-based perennial plant that grows to about three feet high. It has toothed hairy dark green leaves. It has terminal spikes (racemes) of scented yellow flowers. The flowers are followed by hook-bristle-covered fruits which contain the seeds. Traditional European folk use of its roots and its leaves as a remedy for diarrhea, indigestion, gall bladder problems and liver problems. Approved by the German Commission E as a remedy for diarrhea, sore throats and for external skin irritations. Traditional European folk use of its roots and its leaves as a poultice for hemorrhoids, injuries, skin irritations and wounds. European folk use of its roots and its leaves as a remedy for colitis. Also used as an herbal tea. Note: large doses may cause constipation. The flowering tops when combined with the mordant alum yield a yellow dye. Native to Europe. Cultivated as an herb in North America.

 

 

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